Camera Operator, Television, Video, and Motion Picture Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare camera operator, television, video, and motion picture salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,570
25th Percentile Wage
$40,180
50th Percentile Wage
$52,600
75th Percentile Wage
$76,980
90th Percentile Wage
$102,780

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) camera operators, television, video, and motion picture is $102,780. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,600. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid camera operators, television, video, and motion picture is $27,570.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$52,600
-2.28% 6.81%
2016
$53,800
-2.19% -
2015
$54,980
1.89% -
2014
$53,940
3.99% -
2013
$51,790
5.35% -
2012
$49,020
- -

Compare Camera Operator, Television, Video, and Motion Picture Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in nine industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for camera operator, television, video, and motion picture occupations is the accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services industry with an annual salary $85,930. The lowest paying industry is the advertising, public relations, and related services industry (annual salary $47,600). For detailed camera operator, television, video, and motion picture salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$85,930
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$53,910
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$52,600
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$52,000
Photographic Services
$49,990
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$49,360
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$49,090
Engineering Services
$49,090
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$47,600

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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